Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a report to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 16, 2022. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a report to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 16, 2022. Photo: Xinhua
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Why reunification with Taiwan is hard-wired into Chinese people’s psyche

  • When China was a unified empire under the Qin and other dynasties, it was strong, prosperous and prestigious. But when it was fragmented, its people suffered
  • China insists on reunification with Taiwan because the present status represents an aberration to its narrative that national unity begets national greatness

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a report to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 16, 2022. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a report to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 16, 2022. Photo: Xinhua
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